Eat Drink KL: Graze @ Kuala Lumpur Hilton

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Graze @ Kuala Lumpur Hilton

Returning to Graze, Hilton KL's new substitute for Senses. Earlier entry on Graze: May 7.

Mimolette might be currently banned in America because of the mites that help make this French cheese fabulous, but Graze's customers can savor it here, turned into a beautiful souffle with raisins & pine nuts (RM28++).

Carrying on with cheese: Goat's cheese beignets with sweet millet (RM25++), expertly executed.

Pissaladiere with caramelized onions, olives & anchovies (RM28++), delectably sweet-savory.

Risotto with saffron, mascarpone & shaved parmesan (RM33++). We shouldn't nitpick about a recipe as beloved as Risotto alla Milanese, but a few bites of this do go a long way. Somewhat one-dimensional in both taste & texture.

Tortellini of potato & fontina cheese with sauteed escargots & baby spinach (RM33++). Wonderful combination of Italian & French components.

Tarts, baked fresh for each meal period & available on a first-come, first-served basis, are the major highlight for dessert. Can't fault the warm tarte tatin, accompanied by vanilla ice cream (RM18++).

Graze's signature chocolate tart should also leave some enjoying each forkful in hushed silence.

Complimentary limoncello & grappa, much appreciated.

With only one miss (the risotto, based on personal preference, since others might love it) out of seven otherwise-spectacular dishes, Graze has set the bar high. As far as KL's hotel restaurants go, Graze is great.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur,
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
Tel: 03-2264-2264 (Hotel general line)

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.